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maheeru seems NOT to have understood the issue. I agree with Moderator in respect of one month thing. It only means LAST post was older than one month. If patient does not respond for one month to prescriber's advice I fail to understand what is to be gained by a prescriber-old or new. If posts are to be really helpful in generating discussion or obtaining/ giving clarification then prescribers should well be prepared to give logic/ reasoning/ analysis for recommending a particular remedy. All is open-ended on the Forum presently.
jawahar 9 months ago

I agree that prescribers should be able to back up a prescription with reasoning when asked. But if people don't ask, maybe they're not interested.

maheeru, I've taken that suggestion on board and if you have subscribed threads that have been answered (ie. emails have been sent, and you haven't visited the pages) then you should see an envelope next to your username in the top-right corner of the screen.
moderator 9 months ago

Thank you Moderator for taking suggestions in the right spirit.

Jawahar since moderator had asked for thoughts about the time frame i gave mine. There was no need to say 'Maheeru does not seem to understand the issue'. If you have different opinion please give that and you are entitled to give your views but please do not think others do not understand issues any better.
maheeru 9 months ago

Dear Moderator

About the homeopath backing up their prescription, yes to prevent not so good advice it's welcome.

But in reality these are the three things that happen:

1) Good prescribers would rather not interfere in other prescriptions for obvious reasons. This could be considered quarrelsome behaviour and will ruffle a few feathers. The time could be best spent in other cases. So some of the bad prescriptions go uncontested.

Even genuine interventions can be shrugged off or be answered with rough replies so rarely do they work.

2) Sometimes the questions toward prescribers are of inferior quality. Either they arise out of ignorance or for 'holier than thou' attitude. It's also easy for some members to be just critics and not do any case so as to escape scrutiny. There is no mechanism to set right this imbalance.

For argument sake, any good prescription can be subjected to scrutiny. Esp. puritans and new learners in their new found enthusiasm can make it 'us versus them' or make it a slugfest.

3) There comes a point when there are a lot of bruised egos left. I believe we lost our beloved member Pankaj to unbridled acrimony based on questioning prescriptions.

Perhaps under 'Report Post', there could also be an option to mark the advice 'thumbs up' or 'thumbs down'. And the total number of likes/dislikes can be shown to the patient so as to enable him/her to decide.

A lot of patients in their desperation just take help from anyone and later express regret that they did not know how to pick the right person. They consider everyone is equally skilled or somehow forum is allocating their threads to the prescribers who are answering them. So please add a caveat that before taking help they need to atleast take a look at the prescriber's previous work. I've made this request after receiving feed back from patients. But if it's difficult to implement feel free to skip this.
maheeru 9 months ago

Thanks for responding maheeru, and while I'm about it, thanks also for your many calm, considered and helpful posts over the years.

I was meaning homeopaths should be able to back up their prescription to the patient, if asked.
[Edited by moderator on 2018-02-15 09:42:32]
moderator 9 months ago

Endorsements are live. I expect them to be contentious so they have their own thread:

moderator 9 months ago

Thank you moderator for your nice words. It's a good feel to be recognised. Tried to be simple and helpful. People do write to me saying that they are inspired and or learn a few things from my contribution which is satisfying.

It was mighty quick about that envelope alert. Didn't occur before, should have asked earlier when the email alert was down. Thanks!
maheeru 8 months ago

I should have thought of the envelope alert before too but I've been preoccupied with other areas of the site.

I've added another new feature which is that scrolling to the bottom of a page brings up the next page automatically, without needing to click the next page. As ever, please let me know if you come across any glitches.
moderator 8 months ago

Hmm .. regarding email option ..

There are some difficulties if we Click for email for every thread .. please try to understand if case continues for 3 months or 6 months or maybe more .. it will become a lot difficult to have a lot of email updates over the time ..

I atleas can't handle my email inbox for some 2-300 email updates messages from a single patient over the time of 3,4 or 5 months or even more .. it is impossible to delete 2-300 or even more email allert from a single patient. What about others .. huh

Instead of this if patient only sends us email when prescriber is not replying .. it would be much much easier for us to handle the situation. And email is like an emergency option we don't like too many emails. Everyone is too much busy in their daily activities.

I hope everyone can understand.
healer21 8 months ago

Healer 21-
As I understand it- the email alert tells you that a patient responded to you On the forum. You can then go onto the forum and respond on the forum.
That way no one has to scroll thru the ENTIRE
Forum every day to see if people are posting.

1. Delete your email alert and go on forum and respond.
2. To keep track scroll thru the thread. Or click your name and see the thread and read it there.
3. Keep a list for yourself of all patients with open cases.
Once a week click your name and see status.
If people are not reporting etc post to them you are closing the case
And then delete them from your list of open cases.
simone717 8 months ago

Thank you Simone 717 for your understanding. Yes I deleted my automatic email updates for every single reply. Instead of this I check my "recent threads" .. and get all updates there rather than on email every time.

I only say to people that email me only when there is no reply, to just give me a reminder. And this is the only way to keep things easy and friendly ..

I hope every one out there will agree as well.
healer21 8 months ago

Some people expect instant replies-so you could put that you normally reply in 48 hours or whatever you wish on your first response.

They can always post again for a response and you can see that on your "recent threads"

You are the only one asking people to email you.
This confuses people and takes the case off the forum a lot. You do not need to do this.
simone717 8 months ago

Hi healer21.

To clarify how the emailer is supposed to work. You will get only one email per thread between visits. So in this case, there are 3 new posts since I last visited this thread, but I got one email, not three. The amount of emails thus produced ought, therefore, to be manageable, particularly if you create a filter for them.

If the number of emails is more than you can comfortably handle, perhaps the underlying issue is the number of posts you respond to. It's difficult to imagine that filing an email is more time consuming than repertorizing a case. Or what am I missing?

You needn't worry about missing a case. Most people would bump a thread that was getting no response, or they can choose to click your name and send you an email, which is their perogative - though you can't suggest that..

The reason for the no 'email-me posts' rule is to prevent people:
* Giving dangerous advice off the forum
* Asking payment for a professional service when only an amateur service has been supplied.
* Asking invasive questions under the guise of treatment.
* Saying inappropriate things 'behind closed doors' that they would not say in the open.

I'm sorry, that innocent posters are caught out by the rule too, but I'm sure you understand that rules have to be consistently enforced..
[Edited by moderator on 2018-02-19 10:35:46]
moderator 8 months ago

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